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A Study of the Correlation between Cognitive Capabilities and Pre-arithmetic Skills of Preschool Children with Hearing Impairment

A Study of the Correlation between Cognitive Capabilities and Pre-arithmetic Skills of Preschool Children with Hearing Impairment

Dr. P. Rama Krishna, Assistant Professor, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Faculty of Disability Management and Special Eucation, Coimbatore – 20. Email. – ramkipet@gmail.com

Dr. I. P. Gowramma, Associate Professor, Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar – 751022. Email. – gowriip@yahoo.co.in

Year: 2014

Abstract

Development of the cognitive process enables the child to deal with numerical concepts and deductive reasoning of mathematical thinking. The purpose of this study is to study the correlation between the cognitive capabilities and pre-arithmetic skills among preschool children with Hearing Impairment.The sample of the study constituted 40 CWHI from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing Preschool. The data was collected on different aspects of cognitive capabilities and pre-arithmetic skills in a preschool for children with hearing impairment with Padmini CognitiveCapability Test (PCCT) Pre-school Version-1 and Arithmetic ReadinessTest (ART) adapted version of Grade Level Assessment Device (GLAD).The scores of PCCT and ART were compared and tested for correlation. Data was analyzed statistically to find out the correlation between PCCT and ART scores and also compared the PCCT scores of PreschoolCWHI and hearing children based on the data of Shobha (2002). Pearson correlation r=0.796 wasobtained for correlationbetween PCCT and ART scores aresignificant at 0.001 level indicates positive correlation between cognitive capabilities and Pre-arithmetic skills. And comparison of PCCT scores of Preschool CWHI and normal hearing children with same age group reveals that there is no difference in the performance of cognitive capabilities in both Preschool CWHI and Children with normal hearing.

Keywords: Preschool Children with Hearing Impairment (CWHI), Cognitive Capabilities, Pre arthmetic Skills.

 

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